A blog devoted mainly to haiku and senryu and to thoughts about, and inspired by, haiku and senryu.

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Haiku is to poetry as espresso is to coffee.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

reading on the bus

reading on the bus
high-rise shadows
drift across the page

Friday, August 26, 2005

do I know you

do I know you—
my young face looks at me
from an old photo

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


the thin sound
of a screen door closing . . .
and a wisp of cloud

Monday, August 22, 2005

down sunlit rocks

down sunlit rocks
pulling a river behind it—
the waterfall

Sunday, August 21, 2005


twenty years together
our hands touch as evening
claims the sky

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

since you ask

Since my friend Anonymous Poet was kind enough to ask, here's a new haiku. I just got back from a week in Chicago, hence the hiatus.

reading room
the silence
of turned pages

Friday, August 05, 2005


backyard shrine
on the virgin's head

Monday, August 01, 2005

feeding the geese

feeding the geese—
over the kid's heads their dad's
distant smile